x

Upfront

  • Hal Leonard New Distribution Hub for JamHub

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 19, 2013

    Hal Leonard has inked a deal with JamHub Corp. to exclusively distribute their systems and accessories to the US MI trade beginning on October 1st. Hal Leonard senior VP of Sales Doug Lady reached the agreement with JamHub president and CEO Steve Skillings.

    Read More...
  • Paulson & Co. Announces Completion of Acquisition of Steinway

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 19, 2013

     

    On September 19, an affiliate of investment firm Paulson & Co. Inc. (“Paulson”) and Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. (“Steinway” or the “Company”) (NYSE: LVB), announced the successful completion of Paulson’s acquisition of Steinway.

    Read More...
  • PreSonus Acquires Notion Music

    hoff | Upfront | September 19, 2013

    PreSonus® has acquired the assets of Notion Music, Inc., a leading developer of music-notation software located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Notion Music's products include the award-winning Notion™ 4.0 composition software (Mac®/Windows®), Notion for iPad®, Progression 2.0 guitar-tab editing software (Mac/Windows), and Progression for iPad.

    Read More...
  • Utah’s Best in Music Celebrates 24 Years

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 19, 2013

    In early September, Best In Music celebrated its 24th with a huge sale and drawing, as well as a free Lanikai-sponsored uke circle and open mic uke competition. 

    Read More...
  • NAMM Signs Five-Year Commitment with Anaheim

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 18, 2013

    It’s being reported that the Winter NAMM Show will continue to be held at The Anaheim Convention Center for the foreseeable future. 

    Read More...
  • Korg Named Exclusive North American Distributor for Ashdown

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 13, 2013


    Effective immediately, Korg USA has taken on exclusive distribution for Ashdown Engineering in the U.S. and Canada. Korg USA will distribute Ashdown's bass amplification and effects products, acoustic amplification products, and the Dr. Green brand of guitar and bass effects pedals.



    Read More...
  • Steinway Announces Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 5, 2013

    On September 5, Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: LVB) and investment firm Paulson & Co. Inc. (“Paulson”) announced that the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), relating to the previously announced proposed acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of all outstanding shares of common stock of the Company by Pianissimo Acquisition Corp. (“Purchaser”), an affiliate of Paulson. Accordingly, the condition to the closing of the Acquisition with respect to the expiration of the applicable waiting period under the HSR Act has been satisfied.

    Read More...
  • Guitar Center Names Joly President of Musician’s Friend

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 4, 2013

    Guitar Center has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new president of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. MF is the largest direct-response retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in the U.S. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center CEO.

    Read More...
  • NAMM Founation Awards GAMA Grant Support

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 3, 2013

    Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) is one of 21 recipients selected to receive grant support from The NAMM Foundation. The funding will allow GAMA to continue to offer participatory music programs that increase exposure to music making and its myriad benefits to  school music educators throughout North America. The NAMM Foundation annually allocates $500,000 in funding to support innovative music-learning programs, with the goal of expanding access to active music making.

    Read More...
  • Hal Leonard to Distribute Digital Publications from Kendor

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | September 3, 2013

    Digital products from Kendor Music, Inc. will now be exclusively available via Hal Leonard Corporation’s network of websites, apps and eBooks.

    Read More...
  • MoMM Gala raises $40K to Help Fund Music Ed Programs

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | August 30, 2013

    The Museum of Making Music (MoMM) raised more than $40,000 at its August 23 gala auction, which featured a lavish live auction and silent auction, and a powerful performance by Santana vocalist Greg Walker.  The funds raised from the auctions, which included a beautiful variety of donated music products such as electric and acoustic guitars, a Celtic harp, a banjo, and ukuleles, as well as music lessons, accessories and music books, help offset the $60,000 annual cost of operating the Museum’s many educational programs.

    Read More...
  • D’Addario to Relocate Steel Wire Manufacturing to Farmingdale, NY

    Christian Wissmuller | Upfront | August 21, 2013

    D’Addario is transitioning its Renaissance Wire division from Oxford, Mass., to Farmingdale, N.Y. Targeted for completion in early 2014, the multi-million dollar modernization plan includes relocation and re-engineering the entire process for producing high carbon steel music wire.

    Read More...
The Latest News and Gear in Your Inbox - Sign Up Today!